Kilcoy

Kilcoy is an idyllic country town located along the D'Aguilar Highway, surrounded by a scenic landscape, of rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges with views over the northern reaches of Lake Somerset. Only an hour from Brisbane, Kilcoy's country charm, with enchanting shops, landscaped parks and friendly residents is the place to visit to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Looking to keep busy during your visit to Kilcoy? Visit one of three wineries, go boating or fishing at Lake Somerset, wander around Yowie Park or visit the environmental interpretive display at the Kilcoy Information Centre.

Kilcoy has a number of accommodation styles in the area ranging from free overnight caravanning spots, bush camping experiences, to hotels, motels, farm stays and lodges, so there are plenty of options to cater for any budget if you are looking to stay a while.

Kilcoy was accredited as an RV friendly town in 2014. Here you will find three designated caravan rest areas including the Kilcoy showgrounds, Anzac Park and Seib Street. The Kilcoy Showgrounds has powered sites and amenities for a small fee. The dump point is also located at the showgrounds. Situated alongside Kilcoy creek, Anzac park is free for 48 hours with amenities and is walking distance to Kilcoy's eateries and town centre. The Seib street rest area is available as a 20 hour stop over for self contained vehicles and is located adjacent to Yowie Park. When staying at the rest areas, please be respectful of the community and other travellers by minimising noise and cleaning up after yourself before you leave.

If you are visiting Kilcoy you can't miss the yowie. The yowie legend dates back generations, including early Aboriginal accounts. With the most famous yowie encounter occurring at Sandy Creek in 1979. Yowie Park pays homage to the yowie legend with a statue of this mythical creature. It's a great place to have your photo taken!

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Kilcoy, Somerset Area
Queensland
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Mapleton Forest Reserve

Mapleton, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
In Mapleton Forest Reserve, Mapleton Forest Drive winds through deep forest, past Cooloolabin Dam, to Point Glorious lookout where great coastal and hinterland views await. Picnic at the Mapleton day-use area near Cedar Creek’s headwaters or camp at Gheerulla Creek.

Gardners Falls

Maleny, Sunshine Coast Area
Leave your vehicle in the car park on the banks of the Obi Obi Creek and take a short, level walk downstream to Gardners Falls.  You’ll pass a number of shallow rock pools which are ideal for smaller children who just want to splash about.

Kondalilla National Park

Montville, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
A refuge for many species of native animals and plants, Kondalilla National Park is a popular place for birdwatchers and nature photographers as well as bushwalkers. With a magnificent waterfall, rock pools and freshwater creeks - is it any wonder the park gets its name from an Aboriginal word meaning 'rushing waters'?

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Maleny, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve comprises 55 hectares of National Estate listed subtropical rainforest overlooking the Glasshouse Mountains. A remnant of the rainforests that once covered the Blackall Range, the Reserve is a living museum of diverse plant and animal life which promises to delight with its tranquility and beauty.

Conondale National Park

Conondale, Noosa Area
Free Entry
Conondale National Park forms the heart of an extensive area of unspoilt mountain scenery in the Conondale Range. With magnificent forests, deep gorges and spectacular views, this park and the adjacent State forest offer scenic drives, picnic areas and a choice of four grassy camp sites near rainforests and mountain streams.

Delicia Road Conservation Park

Mapleton, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Delicia Road Conservation Park on the scenic Blackall Range is a small park protecting remnant forest communities. It is a refuge for wildlife and a special place where visitors can enjoy a peaceful native forest.

Kenilworth Forest Reserve

Kenilworth, Sunshine Coast Area
Free Entry
Kenilworth Forest Reserve in the Conondale Range offers wonderful views, deep gorges, mountain streams and waterfalls. It protects rare and threatened plants and animals living in the rugged mountains.

Mapleton Falls National Park

Mapleton, Sunshine Coast Area
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Mapleton Falls National Park marks the point just west of Mapleton where Pencil Creek cascades 120 metres over an escarpment. This small, day-use-only park shelters many bird species, including the peregrine falcon, eastern whipbird and wompoo fruit-dove.

Baroon Pocket Dam

North Maleny, Sunshine Coast Area
Baroon Pocket Dam is a picturesque lake tucked away between Montville and Maleny. The dam offers a range of fantastic recreational facilities and you could easily spend the whole day exploring the shores and waterways.

Amamoor State Forest

Amamoor, Gympie Area
Free Entry
Amamoor State Forest produces some of the finest hoop pine in Queensland. More than 120 bird species have been sighted in its riverine rainforests and plantations of hoop and bunya pines. Enjoy a drive through the forested valley to walk through the forest along trickling creeks and streams.
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